Technology has changed the way that consumers engage with companies. Consumers are doing their own research, interacting with brands personally via social media, and making decisions about your products and services without ever speaking with a salesperson. Which means that your website needs to be working as hard as your salespeople with the help of targeted technology like chatbots.
The software as a service (SaaS) industry has been on a full takeover campaign over the past few years, shaking up every part of the business world. However, anyone in the industry can tell you that SaaS marketing is an entirely different beast from other types of marketing and requires some serious strategy to get results.
Although the SaaS revolution seems to have occurred overnight, with millions of businesses relying on service organizations to store their valuable data off-site, the industry’s booming popularity was due in part to some pretty impressive marketing. Here are some of the best tips from industry experts to help get your SaaS company on the map.
The end of the year can be viewed as a hectic time to cram in last-minute responsibilities and check off boxes on your to-do list, but it can also present the perfect time to pause and reflect on the past twelve months of ups, downs, and constant learning.
Here at HIVE, we’ve been winding down 2019 by looking back on the marketing trends that brought us tons of success and others that were more of a whomp-whomp feeling. We enlisted the help of some other digital marketing specialists to create a list of which marketing trends are worth bringing into 2020 and which ones should be left in the dust.
As the world continues to evolve, so does the way that we use technology and websites. Consumers are less reliant on sales people than they've ever been and that's only going to become more and more true in the coming months and years. Consumers are doing their own research. They're making decisions before talking to your business. They're judging your solutions, products, services, etc. before you have the chance to sell them.
In fact, by 2020 it is estimated that 85% of consumers will engage with businesses without ever interacting with another human being [Gartner].
So how do you go about growing your business, increasing sales, and engaging your prospects if they don't actually talk to you?